IHG Sets Dual-Brand Hotel Projects
Friday June 27th, 2014 - 9:19AM PG
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ATLANTA—IHG is planning multiple dual-branded hotel developments across the United States, with the first of them to open in Atlanta this week.
Owned by AWH Partners, LLC, and operated by Spire Hospitality, the 501-room Hotel Melia will convert to a Crowne Plaza hotel and will immediately undergo a total renovation, ultimately creating a 360-room Crowne Plaza hotel. By January 2016, the property will open within the same building a 102-room Staybridge Suites hotel.
Other development plans for dual-branded IHG hotels include a Holiday Inn and Candlewood Suites hotel for Joliet, IL, a Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites hotel for San Diego and an IHG-managed Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express hotel for Austin, TX.
Tags: IHG • Dual Brands • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.